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General Systems Yearbook 2013: Service Systems, Natural Systems – Sciences in synthesis

The fifth issue of Systems Research and Behavioral Science for 2013 has now been officially published.  The special issue features the content of the General Systems Yearbook, including publication of presentations derived from the ISSS San Jose 2012 meeting.  In addition to the hardcopy and official electronic version, authors are allowed to distribute preprint versions of the content.  Thus, two new articles are available:

… in addition to the earlier article:

Here’s an index to the full issue:

Service Systems, Natural Systems—Sciences in Synthesis (pages 519–521) David Ing and Jennifer Wilby DOI: 10.1002/sres.2230
An Overview of International Society for the Systems Sciences 2012 Plenary Presentations: A Supplement to the Editorial (pages 522–526) Gary Metcalf and Pamela Buckle Henning DOI: 10.1002/sres.2212
Rethinking Systems Thinking: Learning and Coevolving with the World (pages 527–547) David Ing DOI: 10.1002/sres.2229
Seizing the Opportunities Opened by the ‘Peak oil’ Effect to Reorient ‘Services’ and ‘Systems’ Research Towards ‘Value Co-Production Systems’ Scholarship (pages 548–560) Rafael Ramírez and Mikael Paltschik DOI: 10.1002/sres.2214
Service Science: Reframing Progress with Universities (pages 561–569) Jim Spohrer, Alessio Giuiusa, Haluk Demirkan and David Ing DOI: 10.1002/sres.2213
Insights into the Relationship Between Products and Services Coming from Biology (pages 570–579) Timothy F.H. Allen, Duncan Shaw, Peter C. Allen and James Spohrer DOI: 10.1002/sres.2216
Understanding Systems Science: A Visual and Integrative Approach (pages 580–595) Andreas Hieronymi DOI: 10.1002/sres.2215
Apithological Inquiry: Learnings from an Ecological Aesthetic (pages 596–606) Will Varey DOI: 10.1002/sres.2211
Systemic Mediation: Moral Reasoning and Boundaries of Concern (pages 607–632) Gerald Midgley and Luis A. Pinzón DOI: 10.1002/sres.2228

The publication of the General Systems Yearbook is the final responsibility of the president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences. My three-year cycle is now complete.

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